Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Zelandeth wrote:I hate leaving the car as well. Though out of the last four tests I've done I've wound up being the tester's helper during three of them - I reckon the tester knows he'll save so much time by virtue of me actually knowing where everything in my weird old cars is rather than waiting for the usual apprentice to spend ten minutes trying to find the ignition in the Saab or work out how the heck to switch on main beam in the Lada...Guess it doesn't take long to spot someone who's done that a million times before either.

If you want any help with a good valet on the Pug (or any of the others for that matter) Jim feel free to give me a shout. I really enjoy that side of things so am happy to help.

What's the issue with the interior that needs cleaning up? Having dealt with the trade ins we used to get every two years from a get back when I worked at the garage I'll bet it's nothing I can't handle!


He couldn't find the matches? :)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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^^ :rofl2:

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Me in my natural habitat today at the Haynes Motor Museum :D
Photo courtesy of Rob Draper from the Facebook CCC Group.
Photo courtesy of Rob Draper from the Facebook CCC Group.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Looks like you are helping Alasdair there, Jim?

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Looks like you are helping Alasdair there, Jim?


Stripping his car for spares :twisted:

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Looks like somebody takes the opportunity to nick the radio....

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
Zelandeth wrote:I hate leaving the car as well. Though out of the last four tests I've done I've wound up being the tester's helper during three of them - I reckon the tester knows he'll save so much time by virtue of me actually knowing where everything in my weird old cars is rather than waiting for the usual apprentice to spend ten minutes trying to find the ignition in the Saab or work out how the heck to switch on main beam in the Lada...Guess it doesn't take long to spot someone who's done that a million times before either.

If you want any help with a good valet on the Pug (or any of the others for that matter) Jim feel free to give me a shout. I really enjoy that side of things so am happy to help.

What's the issue with the interior that needs cleaning up? Having dealt with the trade ins we used to get every two years from a get back when I worked at the garage I'll bet it's nothing I can't handle!


He couldn't find the matches? :)


Congrats. You just successfully made me inhale a significant portion of the mug of tea I was about to take a sip from!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Zelandeth wrote:
Gibbo2286 wrote:
Zelandeth wrote:I hate leaving the car as well. Though out of the last four tests I've done I've wound up being the tester's helper during three of them - I reckon the tester knows he'll save so much time by virtue of me actually knowing where everything in my weird old cars is rather than waiting for the usual apprentice to spend ten minutes trying to find the ignition in the Saab or work out how the heck to switch on main beam in the Lada...Guess it doesn't take long to spot someone who's done that a million times before either.

If you want any help with a good valet on the Pug (or any of the others for that matter) Jim feel free to give me a shout. I really enjoy that side of things so am happy to help.

What's the issue with the interior that needs cleaning up? Having dealt with the trade ins we used to get every two years from a get back when I worked at the garage I'll bet it's nothing I can't handle!


He couldn't find the matches? :)


Congrats. You just successfully made me inhale a significant portion of the mug of tea I was about to take a sip from!

And the reason it has taken you so long to respond is because you had to clean up the resulting mess?

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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And it stings when it runs down your nostrils!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Looks like you are helping Alasdair there, Jim?


Yes, spot-on James :)
Zelandeth wrote: Congrats. You just successfully made me inhale a significant portion of the mug of tea I was about to take a sip from!
I have had that happen many times in the past whilst reading this forum and drinking tea :lol:

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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The worst thing I've ever had that happen with was Irn-Bru. That was courtesy of my former manager who made some completely random and innocent comment which thanks to me being me, resulted in instant, explosive laughter - and me spending the next few minutes choking, then having to clean up finely atomised Irn-Bru from my keyboard.

I just really wish I could remember what it was he said now...

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Hope your not holding a can of Irn-Bru. I just know you will be when you remember.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Not so likely these days to be honest. I used to run on caffeine back when I was in the office, and most of my colleagues had figured out that dropping either horrible workload or bad news on me without a peace offering in the form of Bru was A Bad Idea.

Now I don't have to deal with an office timetable I've removed the dependency on it for the most part - Plus it's expensive down here! Back up in Aberdeen it's one of the brands that's almost always on sale in one of the major supermarkets, not so down here.

... You're probably right though!

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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I'm tempted to give you a can when I meet you and see if you remember. But I like you so I won't, plus you don't need any more trips to the Dentist. Lets stick to tea.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

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Zel, check in Asda. Every so often they do Irn Bru (both in regular and decaf) for £2 per 8 pack. I have also found that Barrs have started doing other fizzy drinks for (last time I checked) 39p per can. Lots of different flavours;

http://www.agbarr.co.uk/our-brands/barr-flavours/